Become a Member

The Congregational Library is a thriving research center, nationally-recognized for the study of American religious history and American Congregationalism.


Levels and Benefits

  Student $25
  Individual $50
  Dual / Family $80
Contribution is fully tax deductible
  • Year's subscription to the Bulletin of the Congregational Library, published three times per year with topical articles, book reviews, research tips, and news about library programs.
  • Our e-newsletter, History Matters, notifying you of special events, including lunchtime seminars, lecture series, and workshops for local church historians and archivists.
  • Access to a members' account linking to the members only section of our website containing online versions of The Bulletin and video presentation of classes, lectures, interviews and more.
  • Freedom to take home and borrow books.
  • Special discounts on document reproduction fees, including photocopies and scanning.
  • Personalized membership card.


  Individual $150
  Dual / Family $200
All but $25 is tax deductible

All benefits of the Contributor level, plus:

  • Freedom to take home books and borrow books mailed to you free.
  • Invitations to special events.
  • One day of research guidance.
  • Volunteer opportunities.


Sustainer $325
All but $25 is tax deductible

All benefits of the Dual Supporter level, plus:

  • Private tour of the collection for you and guests by appointment.


Church memberships

     Levels and Benefits

Youth groups, Women's groups, as well as Church Historians from member churches are welcome to deepen their participation with special tours and presentations at the library.

William Bradford Society $100
Jonathan Edwards Society $250
Antoinette Brown Society $350


Fill out the registration form and start receiving your benefits today!

Payments can be made by mail using check or money order, or online through PayPal. Checks should be made payable to The Congregational Library and sent to:

The Congregational Library
14 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02108

Download and include our membership form.


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Click on the "Pay Now" button below. This will take you to the secure PayPal website.

We are interested in better serving our members, so please indicate in the Purpose field your motivation for joining us, for example: an interest in Church history, members' online access, a service such as reference, photocopying, digital copies.

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